Things to Know Right Now

Top Things You Should Know About DACA

Renewal Application

The DACA Renewal Application under the new USCIS Guidelines is available. Guidelines are provided both in English or Spanish

DACA Update

Recently a federal court issued an injunction that temporarily stopped the Department of Homeland Security from proceeding with the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed that it will resume accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA for individuals previously granted deferred action under the program. The Trump administration confirmed that it had appealed the decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal, but that it would also petition the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the case and bypass the 9th Circuit altogether.  
 
While the outcome of the appeal and the unusual request to the Supreme Court remain uncertain, we do know that students, staff and faculty who meet the DACA renewal criteria should file their applications as soon as possible while this opportunity remains available.
More information on Renewal Process

 Please visit the following links for updates by visiting the Resources for Undocumented Students page, including updates about the court decision and the statement from USCIS that it will resume accepting requests to renew DACA status.

Enrollment

CSU enrollment and tuition policies are not based on DACA status and will not be impacted if DACA is repealed. Likewise, state funding available under the California Dream Act is not based on DACA status and will not change. Get more information about financial aid programs.

Employment

If you are an existing DACA recipient, you may continue to be employed and may continue to use the Employee Authorization Documents (EAD) issued to you until your EAD expires.

If your EAD expires and you are not able to renew it, the CSU will be unable to continue to employ you.

For workplace rights, visit this page of FAQ’s

Travel

If you require assistance, you should consult with legal counsel. A list of nonprofit organizations that provide free legal services to immigrants residing in California can be found here.

How to Take Action

The California State University has joined many other institutions throughout the United States to urge Congress to pursue legislation to restore the protections afforded by DACA.  We encourage you to do the same.

You may reach out to the offices of Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Dianne Feinstein and to members of Congress.

Self-Care Resources

Stan State Psychological Counseling Services

The mission of Psychological Counseling Services is to maintain and enhance students psychological, emotional, and relational well-being. To schedule an appointment, please call (209) 667-3381

The UndocuHealth Project Emergency Toolkit

Designed to alleviate not only the stress and anxiety of folks across the nation and keep our families secure, but also to give the reader tools that will allow them to conduct safe zone events and incorporate stress-reducing activities within their community work and daily lives.

Upcoming Fall 2017 Workshops

Know your Rights: Know your Rights”: Presented by I.L.R.C.(Immigration Legal Resource Center) representatives. 
Event Center, 10am-12pm. To rsvp, please email dreamers@csustan.edu
 
Staff/Faculty Ally Training (TBD)
CA Dream Act (TBD)
Dreamer Alumni Panel (November)

Red Cards

All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home.